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The Tale of Princess Kaguya

  • Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, James Marsden, Mary Steenburgen
  • Director: Isao Takahata
  • Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy, Animation
  • Language: English (unless noted otherwise)
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 137 min.

Most screenings will be the English language version. The Japanese language version (with subtitles) plays on Sunday at 1p and Tuesday at 9pm.

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. [Gkids]

"Exquisitely drawn with both watercolor delicacy and a brisk sense of line, the film finds a peculiarly moving undertow of feeling in a venerable Japanese folk tale."
- Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times
"It's the best kind of fairy tale - tough, deep and meaningful, with a heroine who stays true to herself in spite of shallow temptations."
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a marvel of Japanese animation, a hand-drawn, painterly epic that submerges us in a world of beauty."
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"The Tale of Princess Kaguya is both very simple and head-spinningly confounding, a thing of endless visual beauty that seems to partake in a kind of pictorial minimalism but finds staggering possibilities for beautiful variation within its ineluctable modality. It’s a true work of art."
- Glenn Kenny,